The scene at the Hartford Public Library Tuesday where celebrity photographer Adam Bouska took pictures of local people to support the No H8 protest. On November 4, 2008 Proposition 8 passed in California, amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The defeat provoked a groundswell of initiative within the GLBT community at a grassroots level. The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with "NOH8" painted on one cheek in protest. Three years since its inception, the NOH8 Campaign has grown to over 20,000 faces, according to their website. People photographed include politicians, military personnel, newlyweds, law enforcement, artists, celebrities, and many more.
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